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Effingham Unit 40 Foundation Scholarship Winners
The Effingham Unit 40 Education Foundation 2014 Scholarship Dinner was held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15 in the EHS Hearts Rock Cafe. Effingham Unit 40 Educational Foundation is a charitable foundation committed to promoting, enhancing, and assisting in the funding of public education for the benefit of the students enrolled in Effingham Unit #40. This year 31 seniors were awarded $16,500 worth of scholarship money.
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Biology Students Build Butterfly Garden
Effingham High School biology class are currently working on building a butterfly garden in front of the new entrance to the school. The butterfly garden will showcase plants that students have grown in the classroom. The plants are all native to Illinois and provide food and habitat to native butterfly species. The garden was made possible by the Schoolyard Habitat Action grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
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Spanish Club Makes Tortillas
Lilly from Taqueria Don Pedro, a local restaurant, presented to the Spanish Club at EHS.  She demonstrated how to make homemade flour tortillas, and then she asked some of the students to try their hand at it. 
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Celebrating Zuckerberg's Birthday
On Wednesday, May 14, Mrs. Brummer's Programming class celebrated Mark Zuckerberg's birthday with ice cream.
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Perfect Attendance Monthly Winners
Effingham High School recently awarded students for good attendance. Each week four students who had perfect attendance were awarded a Culvers or Subway gift card.  At the end of the month, all students with perfect attendance were put back into a drawing for an I-Pad mini.  C. Freeman and N. Leftwich each received an I-Pad Mini for perfect attendance during the entire month of April.
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2014 Prom Royalty
The 2014 EHS Prom was held on Saturday, May 3 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. Seniors E. Lechman and A. Brooks were crowned as the 2014 Prom Queen and King by retiring royalty Danielle Willis and Elvis Ledbetter.
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Kiss The Pig
Effingham High School recently raised money for Relay For Life by holding a Kiss The Pig Contest. Pep Club held the event during the school's lunch hours last week. Students placed money in containers labeled with teacher's names. The teacher whom raised the most money had to kiss a pig during the school's pep assembly on Friday. Our top winner was Mrs. Lindley, she gladly puckered up for the little guy. In a turn of events, students encouraged Mr. Lewis, who was runner up, to also kiss the pig by offering more money during the assembly. Mr. Lewis, being a good sport, gave the pig a kiss as well. A total of $213.13 was collected for donation.
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Prom Court 2014
Prom will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center.  Prom King and Queen will be announced on the evening of the prom.  This year's prom court is P. Longwell, T. Allred, M. Bullard, G. Collier, B. Furry, E. Lechman, M. Logan, H. Fatheree, K. Niebrugge, K. Mahaffey, T. Barnhart, P. Walker, P. Maheshwari, A. Brooks, D. DePoister and D. Austin.
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Physics Day at Six Flags
On Friday, April 25th, 26 Math Club members participated in Physics Day at Six Flags St. Louis. The day is designed to bring physics to life for students, showing them the math and physics behind Six Flags' most popular rides. In addition to riding rides and playing games, the students participated in experiments including collecting data on Mr. Freeze.
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Science Careers in Search of Women Conference
Students recently attended the Science Careers in Search of Women conference in Argonne.  The Conference focused on exploring opportunities and options for women choosing careers in science and technology.  The girls participated in activities that inspired them to continue their pursuit of a STEM career. They were given the opportunity to speak with women who currently have careers in this field.  
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